Spiced Honey Chicken

Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This recipe is easy to make and looks like gourmet cooking. Can easily be halved for less people.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. combine honey garlic, butter, lemon rind, lemon juice in a bowl.
  3. place chicken skin side up in a large casserole dish.
  4. drizzle half of the honey mixture over the meat, making sure each piece has some.
  5. In a small bowl combine the salt, pepper, nutmeg, and cloves.
  6. sprinkle the spices evenly over the chicken.
  7. sprinkle chicken with almonds and raisins.
  8. place the cinnamon sticks evenly around the casserold dish.
  9. evenly pour the rest of the honey mixture over the chicken.
  10. bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes, basting about every half hour.
  11. for the last 20 - 30 minutes of cooking time - flip the chicken pieces.
  12. remove from oven and return to skin side up - baste one more time before serving.


Most Helpful

I made 1/3 of the recipe as written. It was delicious and I truly enjoyed it. Some of the younger family members (and my husband) still enjoyed it but were less enthusiastic about this meal,however, I would still definitely make this again!
We served with steamed green beans and ciabatta bread, but I can also imagine serving with warm home-style applesauce.

Babushka September 17, 2010

In making this recipe I cut it in half & used 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (Although another time I'd like to try chicken thighs!) ~ Really enjoyed the raisins & nuts in this one, & I did substitute lemon pepper for the usual S&P! AND eveb though the chicken was sweet, we really liked it & I'll be making this one again! Thanks for sharing! [Tagged, made & reviewed as part of my Raisins theme in My-3-Chefs]

Sydney Mike November 06, 2008

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